Dark Hedges photograph. Gender Equality 2020 Northern Ireland.

Gender Inequality in Northern Ireland: Where are we in 2020?

In 2020, Northern Ireland has vast gender inequality across all aspects of society. Despite this, gender-neutral policy making is still the standard in all budgetary, policy and legislative decision making across Northern Ireland. It is essential…

WRDA Statement on the Draft Deal – 13th January 2020

The Women’s Resource and Development Agency welcomes many of the commitments outlined in the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ draft agreement. We are encouraged to see a commitment to deliver on several areas relating to women’s rights. This…

Meeting With Secretary of State Requested

WRDA requested a meeting with the Secretary of State in November 2019 and have received no response. As part of the Women's Policy Group a second letter was sent on the 8th of January 2020 and we have received confirmation of receipt but no…

Four nation approach to tackling workplace sexual harassment

Women's organisations from across the four nations of the UK have come together to collaborate on a project which will tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, funded by Rosa and the Justice and Equality Fund Now’s the Time programme. The…

Four nation approach to tackling workplace sexual harassment

Women's organisations from across the four nations of the UK have come together to collaborate on a project which will tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, funded by Rosa and the Justice and Equality Fund Now’s the Time programme. The…

Its OK not be OK at Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but not for all of us. A quarter of UK adults will have poor mental health over Christmas and 18% of people report they ‘dread’ it. It’s OK not to be OK this Christmas, you’re not alone. Here are…

Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 Launched

The Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 sets out measures on a number of important gender equality issues that, with political will, can be taken forward over the next Westminster term. It has been compiled by The Women’s Policy Group.…

Disabled Women and Discrimination: Facts We Need You to Know

I was doing some research on women across the UK as a whole, on a wide range of issues, when I came across the UK Women’s Budget Group Briefing on Disabled Women and Austerity. I was so horrified, as a disabled woman myself, about these figures…

Violence against Women is No Laughing Matter – Armagh County Museum Responded to Our Concerns

  UPDATE: Success! We have been contacted by Armagh County Museum who accept that the description demeaned violence against women and girls and have agreed to reword it. They said the original description dated from an exhibition 20…

Brexit and the Impact on Women in Northern Ireland

Women in Northern Ireland are greatly underrepresented in public and political life. This was clearly evident in the lead up to the Brexit referendum and remains a worrying issue in the current Brexit negotiations. Underrepresentation in political…